Steve Smith loses his wicket for simply THREE runs as Australian continues to battle to search out his rhythm throughout County Championship foray
- Steve Smith was dismissed for simply three runs for Sussex on Friday
- The previous Australia captain is getting ready for this summer time’s Ashes
- Nonetheless, he was dismissed for a lowly whole in opposition to Leicestershire
Steve Smith made a miserly three runs because the Australian’s preparations for the Ashes was hit by a setback throughout his stint with Sussex.
Smith, 33, signed a three-match take care of the County Championship facet as he seems to be to hit type heading into the five-match collection this summer time.
Having misplaced his wicket for 30 runs final week after being trapped LBW, Smith returned to the crease trying to construct on that whole and ship a message to the hosts, having seen countryman Marnus Labuschagne dominate for Glamorgan in Yorkshire.
However Smith was as soon as in opposition to dismissed LBW by Leicestershire’s Wiaan Mulder, this time solely contributing three runs for his facet.
Elsewhere, England face a nervous wait over the health of James Anderson after the veteran bowler picked up a groin damage for Lancashire.
Steve Smith’s County Championship woes continued after he made simply three runs
The 33-year-old former Australia captain was not on the crease lengthy for Sussex
Anderson had began the newest spherical of County Championship matches in his customary imperious type however, after taking two early Somerset wickets, left the sphere in direction of the top of the primary day’s play after which didn’t reappear on Friday.
That led to issues concerning the 40-year-old’s availability for an Ashes collection that begins in simply 5 weeks’ time however sources near Anderson insisted on Friday it was only a twinge and that he was resting up as a precaution.
The very last thing England want is to have a cloud over the main wicket-taking in world seam bowling historical past as Anderson stays invaluable to their hopes of retaining the Ashes whilst he approaches his forty first birthday.
Ben Stokes hopes of getting a ‘squad’ of eight bowlers to select from all through the collection has already taken a significant hit, with Jofra Archer coming back from the IPL after but extra elbow hassle and Olly Stone being dominated out for 5 to 6 weeks with a hamstring damage.